Return to: USC Marshall School of Business
Responding to the growing demand on pharmacists to be knowledgeable in both science and business administration, the USC School of Pharmacy and the Marshall School of Business joined forces in 1988 to offer the MBA/PharmD dual degree program.
MBA Admission Requirements
Applicants to this program must have earned a baccalaureate degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. PharmD students should apply for admission to the MBA program during the first year of pharmacy studies. Only students who successfully complete the first year in the School of Pharmacy will be allowed to enroll in the MBA program.
The program involves completion of the first year in the School of Pharmacy, the second year in the Marshall School of Business, and the balance of the dual degree program during the third through fifth years.
A total of 48 units of business course work is required. Dual degree program students may not count courses taken outside the Marshall School of Business toward the 48 units. See the USC School of Pharmacy for PharmD requirements.
First Year: Required Pharmacy School courses.
Second Year: Required MBA courses and graduate business electives.
Third to Fifth Years: Remaining Pharmacy courses and graduate business electives sufficient to bring the total units completed in the Marshall School of Business to at least 48.
The MBA and PharmD degrees are awarded simultaneously upon completion of both the Marshall School of Business and the School of Pharmacy requirements.